Ryan Graudin, a Creative Writing concentrator and English Major who graduated from the College in 2009, has just signed a two book contract with HarperTeen, the young adult imprint of HarperCollins. Her first novel, Luminance Hour, will appear in the…

Congratulations to Gale Thompson (’08) whose first poetry collection “Soldier On” was selected for publication out of Tupelo Press’s Open Reading Period. The judge Nate Pritts cites “Soldier On” for “the strong grasp of narrative moments, used with complexity &…

This summer Crystal Frost and Julia Eichelberger worked together on a book manuscript Dr. Eichelberger will be publishing next year. Below, the two researchers describe their project. JE: I’ve been working for a couple of years on letters Eudora Welty…

The University Press of Florida has published Simon Lewis’s second major study: British and African Literature in Transnational Context.  African identities have been written and rewritten in both British and African literature for decades. These revisions have opened up new…

Sarah Tarkany, who is pursuing a MFA in Poetry at Columbia College Chicago, will be published in Sigma Tau Delta’s national literary journal The Rectangle. A $300 award accompanies the publication of her story, “One Hundred.” Meaghan Kelly’s first published…

The University of Iowa Press has just released A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line, coedited and introduced by Emily Rosko and Anton Vander Zee.  A Broken Thing collects nearly 70 original microessays by a diverse range of poets including Charles Bernstein, Annie Finch,…

Lauren Swing, who graduated with a double-major in English and Political Science in May, and I presented a paper entitled “Lippard, Buntline, and the Problem of Female Agency in the ‘Male Novel’” at the American Literature Assocaition conference in Boston…

Emily Rosko’s second collection, Prop Rockery, was selected by Natasha Sajé as the winner of the 2011 Akron Poetry prize out of a pool of over 400 manuscripts.  The collection will be published by The University of Akron Press in February…

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